If you told me a year ago that I'd be a business owner, I would have laughed my beer all over you. I would have laughed so hard, beer would be streaming down my nose after you told me that I would have designed a website, started a blog, and sold actual merchandise.
Yet here I am.
I'm not a "Mighty Mama" every single day. In fact, there are days that the self-doubt wins. There are moments of heartache and pain that have pushed me to my limits, and sometimes, just sometimes, break me. There are days where I give myself a few minutes to cry in the shower or some alone time in my car before walking into the house. Ironically, it took a tragedy (more on this at a later post) and a lot of crying in the shower and in my car, for me to feel mighty once more.
Though this is much easier to admit now that the storm has started to pass, I have learned to embrace these moments; the dark, painful, ugly moments that test your strength, and even your will to live. For without these moments of weakness, we will never know the true meaning of being mighty. It was within one of these dark moments that I also had the most profound growth. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It is the most beautiful, selfless, yet challenging relationship you can have in your life. I held on to its beauty, I selflessly gave to my child, and after having recently survived one of the most painful trials of motherhood, I began to heal with the fervor to support other mama's in their efforts at staying mighty.
What started out as an idea for me to support fellow mama's through the "Mighty Mama Fund," evolved into writing a blog as a creative outlet for myself, To expand on my creativity and sustainability in growing a business, I began the process in creating designs and merchandise, with some help of course, to represent the Mighty Mama lifestyle. What started off as nearly an hour session of crying alone in my car, has evolved into another passion of mine; having combined my growing business savvy, my innate dedication to foster community, and doing so, by focusing on all things motherhood.
Mighty Mama and Co. started from a place of weakness in my life, yet from my efforts, I've found healing. I've found strength.
From my efforts, I hope to not only provide you with apparel reflecting the Mighty Mama lifestyle, but to provide another Mighty Mama with some support through my Mighty Mama Fund. We are in this together; the Mighty Mama's and papa's, the mighty grandparents and siblings, even our mighty neighbors, and teachers. We are a mighty village of caregivers and through Mighty Mama & Co. I want to thank and recognize that you are a part of mine.